ISLAMABAD: PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday emerged as the choice of Speaker for the Lower House of Parliament once again. Sadiq bagged 268 votes while Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Shafqat Mahmood received 31.
Sadiq is the first person in the country’s history to have been elected National Assembly (NA) Speaker for the second time during the same government’s tenure.
The NA Speaker had been deseated by an election tribunal in August which accepted PTI chairman Imran Khan’s petition challenging Sadiq’s 2013 election win.
He had defeated Imran Khan during the 2013 polls, and recently reclaimed his seat by contesting against PTI’s Aleem Khan in the NA-122 by-polls.